Which ones are the most interesting facts about dictatorships, and why is that?
Vince Dhimos, Editor-in-Chief at New Silk Strategies (2016-present)
The most interesting fact about the people who are routinely called dictators in the Western media is that some of them are not dictators, while others who really are dictators are never called dictators.
Putin and Assad were elected democratically and are more popular than any US president. Yet the US press routinely smears them as “dictators.” Rouhani was also elected democratically, but Israel insists that US journalists call him a dictator to set the tone for a military assault on Iran. Maduro was also elected democratically, while Juan Guaidó is named president of Venezuela by almost the entire West even though he was never elected president!
Further, none of the Saudi leaders have even been elected and are dictators by the standard definition. Yet they are called “rulers,” “kings,” “leaders,” “royals,” and other misleading names but never dictators. The world of Western journalism is like Alice in Wonderland where everything is turned on its head and nothing makes sense. Yet the average denizen of this dark underworld accept the utter absurdity as truth.
Thus the most interesting thing about the people called dictators in the West is that many of them they aren’t. The West needs to go back to school and learn the true definition of the word dictator.